LOCAL BRAIN BEE COMPETITIONS

 

·         Grenada Brain Bee Challenge is open to any secondary school students  in Grenada who meets the eligibility guidelines below.  

·         Must be in Forms 3, 4 or 5 as of January 1, of the year of the competition. Not less than 13 years and not more than 18 years by this date. 

·         A student can only participate in a Local Brain Bee if he/she had passed and qualified through the Preliminary Screening Test.  

·         A Local Brain Bee Contest shall be limited to 30 contestants only.  

·         The Local Brain Bee shall be held in two phases and all the questions for both phases are taken from the book, Brain Facts, which can be found from a link on this website. Both phases are in oral format. A team consisting of a Moderator, two Judges, a Record Master and Time Keeper will conduct the both phases. Contestants will be seated by the badge number order from left to right.

·         The Moderator and Judges face the contestants and audience. Questions timing will be by use of an electronic stop watch with an alarm. The performance records of the contestants shall be displayed on a screen through the course of the contest. The Judges are in complete control of the competition and their decisions are final.

·         No type of recording instrument (tape recorder, mp3 player) is allowed to be on during the competition. Also, parents/teachers may not write down questions and answers. Parents and other members of the audience found to be using such devices and/ or writing down questions will be asked to leave immediately.  

·         When a contestant answers a question correctly, he/ she is shown a green card. When a contestant gets an answer wrong, he/ she is are shown a red card.

 

 

Phase I (Oral):

·         Phase I is oral. Contestants will be asked questions that require one or two word answers. There are no multiple choice questions. Most of the questions asked require very specific answers.

·         In each round, the contestants will be required to come up to the microphone and answer his/ her question. All contestants have exactly 15 seconds to answer a question once it has been asked. Time starts as soon as the proctor has finished asking the question. If there is any confusion, contestants should ask for clarification immediately and not wait until the end of the time period.

·         The judging panel (consisting of a Chief Judge and Associate Judge) will decide on the validity of each answer. Only challenges that provide evidence from Brain Facts will be entertained. The contest is based around Brain Facts, which is the source for every question in the competition.

·         Once a contestant accumulates three incorrect answers, he/ she will be eliminated from the competition. However, the contestant should return to his/ her seat. All eliminated contestants will be announced at the end of every round.

·         Once 5 contestants remain, Phase II begins.

 

·         All the five remaining contestants are eligible to participate in the National level of Grenada Brain Bee Challenge.

 

 

Phase II (Oral):

 

·         Phase II is exactly like Phase I. All 5 finalists begin with a clean slate: all of them begin with zero incorrect answers. As in Phase I, once a contestant accumulates 3 incorrect answers, he/ she is eliminated. 

 

·         When two contestants are left, they will continue to answer questions until one contestant compiles 3 incorrect answers. In that case, the other finalist is named the champion. If both contestants get their 3 incorrect answers in the same round, they simply continue to answer questions as if they had only 2 incorrect answers.

 

·         This phase will determine the final positions of the five final contestants for their prizes. However, only schools of the top three will receive an award.

 

 

 

 

GRENADA BRAIN BEE CHALLENGE: NATIONAL LEVEL

 

 

Only invited finalists from LBBs shall be eligible to participate in the GBBC National  competition

The GBBC shall hold on 18th March 2017, at  St. George’s University, True Blue, St. George’s,

The contest shall be in three phases

 

Phase I

Consist of a written paper containing 100 item multiple choice questions. The rules for the preliminary Screening Test shall be applicable to this Phase I. This is an elimination round.

Remaining contestants shall go on to the phase II

 

 

Phase II

Will comprise a Neuroanatomy Laboratory component and shall take place the Anatomy Dry Lab.

Questions shall be drawn for the identification of brain structures on whole and sectioned brain tissues and models. This also is an elimination round.

Candidates shall wear a lab coat for this phase and keep same for the next phase.

Remaining contestants shall go on to the phase III

 

Phase III

Phase III is oral. Finalists will be asked questions that require one or two word answers. There are no multiple choice questions. Most of the questions asked require very specific answers. Also an essay section for the final 15 students from the chapter of the Brain Facts book which would be assigned.

Questions for the Phase III will be taken both from Brain Facts and the Neuroscience - Science of the Brain: An Introduction for Young Students'. http://www.bna.org.uk/static/docs/BNA_English.pdf  This book is published by British neuroscience Association for the European Dana Alliance for the Brain, and can be found at the Dana Alliance website

All other rules of the LBB shall be applicable to this phase of the contest

The Challenge will recognize only the top five finalists for their prizes and awards and their schools.

The first place winner shall be formal declared the Grenada National Champion- ‘Best Brain in Grenada’ by the Special Guest of Honour of the occasion and presented to the general public as the representative of Grenada at the International Brain Bee Championship.

 

 

Future International Brain Bee Championships and their Sponsors

 

 

The 2017 International Brain Bee Championship will be held in Washington, DC, Aug 3 to 6 in conjunction with the American Psychological Association's Convention.

 

 

 

·    Must be in Forms 3, 4 or 5 as of January 1, of the year of the competition. Not less than 13 years and not more than 18 years by this date.

·     A student can only participate in a Local Brain Bee if he/she had passed and qualified through the Preliminary Screening Test.

·     A Local Brain Bee Contest shall be limited to 30 contestants only.

·    The Local Brain Bee shall be held in two phases and all the questions for both phases are taken from the book, Brain Facts, which can be found from a link on this website. Both phases are in oral format. A team consisting of a Moderator, two Judges, a Record Master and Time Keeper will conduct the both phases. Contestants will be seated by the badge number order from left to right.

·     The Moderator and Judges face the contestants and audience. Questions timing will be by use of an electronic stop watch with an alarm. The performance records of the contestants shall be displayed on a screen through the course of the contest. The Judges are in complete control of the competition and their decisions are final.

 

·     No type of recording instrument (tape recorder, mp3 player) is allowed to be on during the competition. Also, parents/teachers may not write down questions and answers. Parents and other members of the audience found to be using such devices and/ or writing down questions will be asked to leave immediately. 

 

·     When a contestant answers a question correctly, he/ she is shown a green card. When a contestant gets an answer wrong, he/ she is are shown a red card.

 

 

 

Phase I (Oral):

 

·     Phase I is oral. Contestants will be asked questions that require one or two word answers. There are no multiple choice questions. Most of the questions asked require very specific answers.

·     In each round, the contestants will be required to come up to the microphone and answer his/ her question. All contestants have exactly 15 seconds to answer a question once it has been asked. Time starts as soon as the proctor has finished asking the question. If there is any confusion, contestants should ask for clarification immediately and not wait until the end of the time period.

·    The judging panel (consisting of a Chief Judge and Associate Judge) will decide on the validity of each answer. Only challenges that provide evidence from Brain Facts will be entertained. The contest is based around Brain Facts, which is the source for every question in the competition.

·     Once a contestant accumulates three incorrect answers, he/ she will be eliminated from the competition. However, the contestant should return to his/ her seat. All eliminated contestants will be announced at the end of every round.

 

·       Once 5 contestants remain, Phase II begins.

 

·         All the five remaining contestants are eligible to participate in the National level of Grenada Brain Bee Challenge.

 

 

Phase II (Oral):

 

 

·    Phase II is exactly like Phase I. All 5 finalists begin with a clean slate: all of them begin with zero incorrect answers. As in Phase I, once a contestant accumulates 3 incorrect answers, he/ she is eliminated.

 

·     When two contestants are left, they will continue to answer questions until one contestant compiles 3 incorrect answers. In that case, the other finalist is named the champion. If both contestants get their 3 incorrect answers in the same round, they simply continue to answer questions as if they had only 2 incorrect answers.  

 

·     This phase will determine the final positions of the five final contestants for their prizes. However, only schools of the top three will receive an award.